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dame's star linebacker manti te'o, victim of a cruel hoax? his girlfriend who died never existed. we're digging into the mystery. >>> and americans taken hostage in algeria. why they were taken, what's being done to help them. that ahead. >>> and dreamliner grounded in the u.s. and europe along with japan. weren't they supposed to be the aircraft of the future? >> and the president lays out his aggressive new man for gun control. with some republicans rejecting it and some democrats cool, does it have any chance to get through? >> our guests, mike greenberg, mark schlereth, timothy burke, tim kane, peter king and remember katie beers. her story was headlines across new york and around the nation 20 years ago. her infamous kidnapping experience. how she survived, and thrived after it. thursday, january 17th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. we start this morning with the story that everybody is talking about. it is crazy. you will remember that inspirational story behind notre dame linebacker manti te'o's amazing season. his girlfriend, how they met. she was
joke but some taken in by the joke say manti te'o has some explaining to do about his dead girlfriend who never existed. >>> and president obama will take the oath of office on the same bible that abraham lincoln used. we'll give you a close look at this extraordinary piece of american history. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> let's begin this hour with the breaking news. algeria's official news agency has just announced the end of a rescue operation aimed at freeing hostages, including americans held by islamic militants. u.s. government officials tell cnn that may not necessarily, though, be the case. let's get straight to our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence working this story for us. chris, be what is the very latest that you're hearing? >> wolf, the latest that we're getting from u.s. officials is that some americans may have escaped but some may still be held by those hostage takers and they are still seeing signs perhaps of some intermittent fighting, suggesting that perhaps this isn't over yet. as the hostage situation stretched to a second day, u.s.
, manti te'o speaks out, and we hear the voice of the man who left messages, pretending to be te'o's girlfriend. >>> and the u.s. government warns americans to stay out of libya right now. >>> and why is the naacp fighting mayor bloomberg's soda ban? a very serious and troubling question. >>> and britain's chief medical officer says we are facing a new super bacteria that could have the same effect and be even a bigger effect than a terrorist attack. dr. oz comes "outfront" to say why. and democratic senator dianne feinstein proposes a federal ban on assault rifles. but does she have the votes to get it passed or is she wasting her time? let's go "outfront." good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. and "outfront" tonight, gone too far. today, democratic senator dianne feinstein proposed a new federal ban on some assault rifles and semi-automatics. now, she certainly got it right visually, when she was standing there today, she had a backdrop of some of the guns she wants to ban, and it included, and very prominently, a bushmaster, like the one used in the newtown massacre. there
to another big sports story in the news this week involving manti te'o, a star linebacker on the notre dame football team. >> i have covered a lot of stories that were emotional, a lot of stories that felt important if i have never covered a story this bizarre. nothing even comes close. the story of the college football season was enough for bain's rise to prominence. the center of their team was the star linebacker manti te'o, and the center of manti te'o's story was the fact he was playing for his grandmother and his girlfriend who both passed away within hours of each other on september 11 or so timber 12, the dates keep changing, which is part of the story. she died of leukemia, the story went. manti te'o was flying with a broken heart but inspired by her memory. the entire nation of fans were swept into the story. people raise thousands of dollars in her name to give money to cancer research. it turns out she never existed. and now here is where we get to two possibilities of what took place. either manti te'o was victim of a hoax that took place over the course of three years, what is
million more. >> notre dame football star manti te'o and his family are speaking out if the first time on camera since the fake girlfriend scandal broke. we will have an exclusive preview of the interview with katie couric. >> first, now, secretary of state, hillary clinton, now testifying on the attack in libya. >> the oakland city council was here until 2:30 in the morning talking about whether to bring police consultant william bratton to oakland. how did they vote? the story >> live from the kgo broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning, everyone, at 6:30 on wednesday morning. a picture from our emeryville cam paragraph the bay bridge and san francisco and beautiful shot on this wednesday morning. no frost out there. we may have some rain. >> a bit of a wednesday paradox. rain but it is a "spare the air" day. au pair -- parodox. >> the rain will not get rid of the matter in the air in the north bay where live doppler 7 hd is picking up the best radar runs over the land. best ones are over the ocean in yellow and orange. some possible light rain in the north bay right now.
that championship game and heard about manti te'o and the death of his grandmother and his 22-year-old girlfriend who supposedly died of leukemia. we now know there was no girlfriend. it was a complete hoax. she never existed. notre dame is 100% behind manti te'o. they say he had nothing to do with this. he is an absolute victim of this elaborate hoax. >> on the morning of december 26th, very early morning, manti called his coaches to inform them that while he was in attendance at the espn awards show in orlando, he received a phone call from a number he recognized as being that he associated with lennay kekua. when he answered it, it was a person whose voice sounded like the same voice he had talked to who told him that she was, in fact, not dead. >> it is so shocking to people inside and outside sports. manti te'o ended up being second in the heisman trophy voting and part of that was because of what he endured during the season. the idea this senior lost his grandmother and his girlfriend, who now we know was fictitious on the exact same day and that he played a football game the day of her su
. tonight, unraveling the mystery of manti at te'o. you will see how he i'm bill hemmer in for shepard smith tonight. two american hostage escape from a gas plant in al entire i can't. that's what a source is telling fox news this evening. militants claimed to be holding seven malcolm jenkins at that -- seven americans at that facility. they raided the bp complex today trying to rescue dozen of foreign hostage. we have been getting conflicting reports about how many survived. secretary of state hillary clinton says that she has been keeping in touch with the algerian prime minister since the crisis first started yesterday. our counter terrorism experts have been in close contact with their algerian counterparts throughout the last days. and we have also in close consultation with partners around the world sharing information. >> the military operation is over and four hostage are dead. two from the u.k., two from the philippines. but the militants claim dozens of hostage are dead. jennifer griffin live at the pentagon tonight. jennifer, let's start first with the americans. what do we know?
hoax. according to the university manti ta'o was conned by a woman who led him to believe she died of leukemia. this is a really bizarre story. why would she do that? what is the university saying? >> well, let's back track a little. for people that aren't familiar with the story this was really a part of the notre dame football story this year. ee everybody knows they were in the bcs championship game. this was a big thread. manti ta'o finished second in voting for the heisman trophy and throughout the year part of the story around notre dame is how manti ta'o was able to deal with the death of his girlfriend. he has done a number of interviews about him saying how difficult it was for him to move through the season because his girlfriend died of leukemia. people reached out to manti ta'o saying his strength during this was an inspiration. in fact, after his girlfriend's supposed funeral -- we know she is fictitious. after her funeral he played in the football game. he had two interceptions. the coach of notre dame gives the game ball to the dead girlfriend and hands it to manti t
of smokers. women. the explanation is coming up next. plus, the manti te'o hoax took yet another turn today. the notre dame star linebacker now admits he played a role in it all. what he says about the extent of that part is next. ♪ [ male announcer ] let's take every drop of courage, every ounce of inspiration, every bit of determination, and go where we've never gone before. ♪ introducing the radically new avalon. toyota. let's go places. >> shepard: an alarming new study out today, it shows the risk of lung cancer has skyrocketed among women. and scientists say it's because they are now smoking more like men, starting earlier and smoking more often. according to this report, in this week's new england journal of medicine, back in the 1960s, women who smoked regularly were 2.7 times more likely to die of lung cancer than people who hardly ever smoked. but between 2000 and 2010 that number cancer. when you look at the changes over time, the numbers really are shocking. first of all, let's expand on that statistic you talked about. back in the 1960s a woman who smoked back then was 2.7
football program. this name is manti te'o, heisman runner-up, rock star linebacker. the last three years of his love life sound a little like a cheesy romantic comedy. all that time, three years. looks like he's been involved in an elaborate story of love, lies and heartbreaking loss. even told reporters about the tragic loss of the love of his life, quote/unquote, and her inspiration that drove him to win on the football field. heren the thing. it's all hogwash. turns out there's no girlfriend. no. there was no tragic and inspiring death of said girlfriend in respect was nothing. this whole thing was made up. supposedly. and i've got someone in here to help me make heads or tails of this strange and still developing story. dave zirin, sports editor for "the nation." a weekly sports columnist. as i report the story throughout the day, i feel like i have to keep asking if i still have it right, dave, because things continue to change. stranger developments happen, and people are even starting to say maybe she did exist after all. can you just qualify all of this for 345me? >> maybe she di
. just when you thought the manti te'o story couldn't take another turn now the alleged mastermind of the hoax apparently disguised his voice so te'o thought he was talking to a girl on the phone. linnea, te'o and his family breaking their silence. te'o admits to lying after he found out about the truth because he didn't have the guts to admit he had been duped. we will talk to brian kilmeade more about this at the bottom of the hour. >> women will soon be able to serve on the on the front lines of the nation's wars. they will lift the military ban on women serving in cam bat. it will open more than 230,000 jobs in the army and marines. news of the move drawing mixed reaction. >> i broke down and had muscle atrophy and weight also at a much faster weight and noticeable weight than my male marines. >> i was ready for it and that was in the early 80s. >> the ban had been in place since 1994. >> a false alarm at university of virginia's campus. police lifted a lock down after a student confess to do lying about a gunman who was lose on campus. cops from the town the county and the sta
football has ever seen. we'll ask diane o'meara what it was like to have no connection at all to manti te'o yet be known by millions as his fictitious girlfriend. and later we take you inside scientology. my interview with a man who's uncovered details no one else has and can back it up with reporting like no one else can. we begin with breaking news. a military story that could also seriously alter the political battlefield perhaps for decades to come. cnn has learned that tomorrow defense secretary leon panetta will open the door to women serving in combat units. now, it won't happen all at once. there will be certain limitations. but for the first time in the long history of america's armed forces a very big door will now be opening. the decision comes with plenty of women already fighting and dying overseas, it's important to mention. at least 130 women have been killed in iraq and afghanistan. more than 800 wounded. in a moment we'll talk with congresswoman and iraq war veteran tammy duckworth. we'll also explore what could be seismic partisan political consequences. we start, though
tonight. did you see that we begin with manti te'o the north dame football player who apparently had a fake girlfriend who apparently died only she didn't because she never existed -- or something. here is what te'o said today to katie couric. >> you stuck to the script. >> um-huh. >> and you knew that something was -- >> -- um-huh. >> was amiss, manti. >> correct. >> why? >> well, anybody who puts themselves in my situation, this girl who i committed myself to, died on september 12th. now i get a phone call on december 6th, saying that she is alive and that i'm going to be put on national tv two days later and ask me about the same question, you know, what would you do? >> wait, here now to explain, juliet huddy? >> what would i do? i would probably tell the truth. if the national media was going to be asking me questions, i would tell the truth. >> bill: do you think this guy did anything wrong, this manti. >> no. >> bill: he is not a ph.d. candidate, we know that but did he do anything wrong, this guy? >> i think he -- what he did was just -- he is incredibly naive. >> do you real
is a beautiful thing. >> it does not get any stranger than this one. notre dame football star manti teo and a giant hoax. it was rocking the sports record world. they learned that his grandmother and his girlfriend died in the the same week. >> and here is manti teo you lost your grandmother and your girlfriend. how are your emotions. >> they're with me, and i couldn't do without them and the support of my family and my girlfriend's family, and i'm just so grateful for the love and the support that all the fans at state and notre dame and the world for supporting me and my family and my girlfriend's family and i'll miss them, miss them, but i know i'll see them again one day. >> greta: okay, sad story, but, what's the problem? >> manti's girlfriend did not die the same week as his grandmother because she doesn't exist and she didn't exist. fox senior writer peter schrader is here. what's the story behind the hoax? >> greta, i've covered hundreds of stories, thousands of stories and never come across anything as crazy as this. the story goes in 2009 he apparently met a girl af
about. notre dame linebacker manti te'o now says he's the victim of a very cruel prank. his girlfriend of three years, who he had previously said to everybody had died of cancer never really e ised. we weren't expecting that twist. good morning i'm jenna lee. bill: i'm jon scott. they say the heisman trophy runner-up was the victim of an elaborate hoax. we expect to hear from the 21-year-old te'o later today. he says he met the young woman online and spoke to her on the phone but they never actually met her in person. there is another tragic twist to this story. let's get right to mike tobin in our midwest bureau. what is going on in south bend right now, mike? >> reporter: you know, jon, is this an internet scam, a college guy epl bell hreurbing about a girl he never met or some attempt at promotion. the athletic director at the university of notre dame is standing behind his starline baker make manti te'o was the victim of a scam and nothing about this shakes the faith of the athletic director as to manti te'o one iota. >> the thing i am most sad of, sad about is -- sorry -- that the
cnn whether beyonce did or did not lip sync the national anthem. and heisman trophy runner-up manti te'o explains why he lied about a phony girlfriend he'd never met. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> hillary clinton faced her republican critics today and made it clear she takes the death of u.s. diplomats on her watch very personally. the secretary of state spent hours and hours answering tough questions about the terrorist attack in benghazi, libya. the second round of testimony ended just a little while ago. now some lawmakers who have been demanding the hearings say they still are not satisfied. our new chief washington correspondent, jake tapper, has done some important groundbreaking reporting on what's going on. it was tough at times. it was brutal at times. she answered the questions. >> that's right. secretary clinton said the state department had significantly improved security for diplomats after the benghazi attack, but the many questions that remain unanswered are likely to haunt the families of the victims and keep this issue for alive for republicans.
. the athletic director says no one was duped more than manti tao. >> the single most trusting human being i ever met will never trust again in his life. that is a tragedy. >> statement from tao reads in part, "to realize i was the victim of someone's sick joke and constant lies was and is painful and humiliating." if tao was a victim he certainly inflated the story on a national platform. the gestures, pointing two fingers to heaven after a big play. one for his late grandmother and one for the girlfriend he never met. no one had. still, family, friends and tao implied they did. >> i have seen the most beautiful girl i ever met. not just the physical beauty but the beauty of her character. >> the south bend tribune wrote a dripping romance tale of the first meeting between teo and stanford in 2009. that didn't happen. broke the story of the hoax reports the first encounter was over twitter in 2010. they wrote of all-night phone calls and comatose kekua, increasing her breathing when w the sound of his voice. none of it happened. on the campus of notre dame, steeped in a legend and t
'll talk to diane o'meara and what it was like to have no connection to manti te'o but be known as his fictitious girlfriend. >>> first, we begin with breaking news. a military story that could seriously alter the political battlefield perhaps for decades to come. cnn has learned that tomorrow defense secretary leon panetta will open the door to women serving in combat units. it won't happen all at once. there will be certain limitations. for the first time in long history of american armed forces, a big door will be opening. the decision comes with plenty of women fighting and dying overseas it's important to mention. at least 130 women have been killed in iraq and afghanistan. more than 800 wounded. in a moment we'll talk to a congresswoman and iraq war veteran and look at political consequences. we start at the pentagon with our chris lawrence. this is ground breaking stuff after women flying helicopters, combat medics, assigned to submarin submarines, this is the last great barrier to come down. >> you are talking about marine recon units and special operations forces. this was sor
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face belonged to manti te'o. the image of the perfect girlfriend. fictitious girlfriend we now know. >>> and on a much more serious note, the murder of four americans in libya. secretary clinton's fiery day on capitol hill. >> with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk that decided to go out and kill americans. what difference at this point does it make? it's our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. >>> keeping them honest tonight. hillary clinton's long awaited accountability moment in the death of four americans in libya. ambassador christopher stevens, glen doherty, tyrone woods and shawn myth. their sacrifice deserves honest answers and meaningful action and not political posturing and evasive answers. so keeping them honest, are we getting honest answers to truly relevant questions and are security problems that caused four americans their lives being addressed? last month a state department accountability review board ide
see manti te'o pointing fingers to the heavens, one for his grandmother, one for his girlfriend, that never exited. he said he would see them again, his grandmother and lennay kekua, the pretend girlfriend. they did not meet at stanford in 2009. the news organization that broke the story about the hoax reports the first time there was any interaction was in twitter in 2010 with an account called lovelovelove you. there were all-night phone calms while she was allegedly in a coma and the held was -- phone was held up to her ear and her breathing would go up. but that didn't happen because she doesn't exit. >> all right. >>> beef patties being recalled. >>> he's already member rised -- memberrized the -- member rised the declaration -- memorized the entire declaration of independence. sh, and to your home. ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nat
," notre dame football star manti te'o speaks out exclusively to katie couric. how he defends being in love with a woman he never met. our reporter tracks down the man accused of masterminding the whole thing. >>> and we're up close with tigers like you have never seen them before. >>> also coming up, how "saved by the bell" star tiffani thiessen is bucking hollywood standards and pushing back on being thin. >>> and michael strahan. a mountain of energy. rest up, michael, you're going to need it. up, michael, you're going to need it. energy. good stuff, michael. you're going to need it. means living with pain. it could also mean living with joint damage. humira, adalimumab, can help treat more than just the pain. for many adults, humira is clinically proven to help relieve pain and stop further joint damage. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure hav
in the state senate. >>> manny -- manti te'o speaking out about a hoax he had a girlfriend in an internet hoax. he said he felt he had to lie about the situation even after he discovered he had been misled. >> you stuck to the script and you knew something was amiss, manti. >> correct. >> why? >> well, anybody put yourself in my situation, katie, put yourself in my situation. my whole world told me she died on september 12th. everybody knew that. this girl, who i committed myself to died on september 12th. now, i get a phone call on december 6th, saying that she's alive, and that i'm going to be put on national tv two days later and they asked me the same question. what would you do? >> te'o's father also appears in the interview to reject allegations that manti was in on the hoax to gain sympathy for personal gain. it is 7:17 right now. back over to matt, savannah and al. i guess we have to take his word for it. >> i'm sure he's hoping that will put an end to all of this. thanks. >> mr. roker back with the local forecast. >> let's see what we've got for you around much of the country, looking
. >> his girlfriend's death and howmo manti te'o dealt with it, but he claims he was the victim of a sick joke. others aren't so sure. we'll talk to the reporter who broke that story. >>> then president obama launching a campaign style push to gain public support for sweeping gun control efforts. the national rifle association is vowing the fight of the century to block that. we'll talk to the nra's president coming up. >>> an inside look at scientology. an exclusive interview with oscar winning director and former scientology member paul hagut says he thinks the religion is a cult. the church dismisses him as the hypocrite of hollywood. we'll speak with him and talk to the author of a new book that explores the link between scientology and hollywood. >>> we want to get to breaking news. nbc's nichelle cokosinkski liven london. >> reporter: this has been changing by the moment. first, the report that a number of hostages has escaped. now that algerians have raided the facility and a number of have been killed, including hostages. 41 people held, among them americans, british, norwegians,
in september with reports that star notre dame football player, manti te'o's grandmother and girlfriend tragically, supposedly had died within hours of each other. just a couple of days later, he went onto the play the game of his life. he made national headlines for his courage in the face of so much heartache. he gave multiple interviews like this one. >> why me? why them? why all in one day? this is six hours ago i just found out my grandma passed away. you take, you know, the love of my life. it's a lot of questions and, it was a very dark time. martha: boy, he tugged at so many heartstrings across the country with this story. he went on to become a heisman trophy finalist. he finished second in the voting there. as you all remember he played for the national championship, losing to alabama this month. the story of his girlfriend, parttoryline that led up to that big game, reports about it in "sports illustrated" and cbs news and all over the place doing up close and personal profiles on this player. we now find out this story about the girlfriend was a big lie or a big hoax or some
and it was played again and again. the story goes after stanford game manti te'o met lennay cue kekua. and his father says he visited in hawaii and the story was after his grandmother passed away she passed away and te'o had the game of his life and many times he continued to talk about his girlfriend, listen. >> you take, you know, the love of my life, and i wonder how it would be like if she's still here, and i wonder what tonight would be like, and we talked-- >> the love of his life and he would send out tweets like the following, lennay k, you are my rock, my love and have a great night. loved her, she was the most beautiful person he ever met and problem was he never met her and she he never existed. he says he was duped, only had an online relationship, but he was talking to someone on the phone and notre dame is backing him 100%, listen. >> he is a guy who is so willing to believe in others and so ready to help that as this hoax played out in a way that called upon those tendency of manti te'o and roped him more and more into the trap. >> reporter: you've got to keep in mind that mant
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